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“Tasty and Unusual” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Ranked #1 of 57 Dessert in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We decided to open our first full-size scoop shop in Nashville in June, 2011 in the East Nashville neighborhood for many reasons, but mainly because the place reminded us so much of our scrappy roots. East Nashville, home to cyclists and pedestrians, families and urban farmers, artists and musicians of all stripes, and do-it-yourself bar and restaurant owners, is one of our favorites places in the country. Since we've been in East Nashville, we've been able to cultivate partnerships with folks such as Don Henry, who grows strawberries for us to make the perennial favorite Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk, as well as the good people at Yazoo Brewing Company, who supplies Yazoo Sue porter for the year-round ice cream Yazoo Sue with Rosemary Bar Nuts. There's a fantastic creative community and overall vibe throughout Nashville-especially in East Nashville.
Canton
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“Tasty and Unusual”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

If you like unique flavors of ice cream, this is the place for you. From goat cheese and cherries to juniper and lemon curd, Jeni's is the most creative ice cream shoppe I have ever been to. The best is that the servers will be happy to pick scoops for you that complement one another. I tried dark chocolate and juniper and lemon curd--great staff-recommended combo. Hours provided at website.

  • Visited July 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“WoW...WoW....WoW...A "Don't Miss!!"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

We showed up around 9pm on a Saturday and there was no parking...the lines were almost out of both of the doors and we almost decided to "pass" on Jeni's. Good thing we didn't give up!

There are lines at this place for a reason. The ice cream/sorbet's and service is well worth it. The best thing about the line is you get a chance to examine each and every flavor to determine what you want to try...and that is the key word, "try." As you stand in line, the servers behind the counter will come out to YOU and ask YOU what you'd like to try! What a great idea! You aren't standing in front of the counter and wondering what to try, the servers come out to help you.By the time you get to the counter, you have sampled to your hearts delight!

I'm not much of a dairy person, so I was thrilled at the sorbet choices. I wasn't sure about some of the combinations, but after a trying them, I was hooked. The flavors literally explode in your mouth, but with a rich and smooth texture. They encourage getting two flavors..then I loved this...they asked which one you wanted on top so you could decide to what to eat first. Cool.

The ice creams, from what I was told, were equally wonderful. Rich in taste, smooth and creamy, with wonderful fruits/nuts/chocolates/vanilla pieces blended in. You not only were able to enjoy the ice cream, but depending on what you chose, the add ins were equally as wonderful.

I like the fact they have cold water for you so you don't have to ask. The decor is cool. And I love the blackboard they have at "kid level" to keep the little ones busy why you are waiting in line. I really liked the design of their restaurant.

So go. Enjoy. And remember, the calories are worth every bite.

  • Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“The best ice cream ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Jeni's is well worth the wait in line on a summer day/night and well worth the price (although it may seem a little high). The interesting flavors are worth a try! My favorites are salted caramel and milkiest chocolate in the world. So. Good.

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“Only complaint is the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

What interesting/unusual flavors! And the guy behind the counter was helpful and smiley. My only complaints were the high price ($5 for a little cup) and also there were only 4 sorbets, all with some kinds of wine or liquor in them. For someone avoiding dairy and preferring no alcoholic ingredients, that was disappointing. And the place was rather noisy. However, if the prices were more reasonable, I'd be willing to drive a ways to go there again.

  • Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good treat but expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

Tasty treat but for the price we could have done just as well elsewhere

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